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Long-Delayed D.C. Streetcar Months From Opening, Says DDOT Chief

The District’s first streetcar line in more than half a century — beset by a bevy of construction and planning problems — is nearing completion but remains “months” from opening to the public.
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Metro Reaches 'Milestone' On Financial Controls Imposed By FTA

The financial problems for Metro are far from over, even as the transit authority has reached what is being called a "significant milestone" in complying with federal standards following an FTA audit last year.

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Keep It Down! Residents Near Reagan National Bring Noise Complaints To FAA

Are airplanes flying into Reagan Washington National Airport really making more noise than they once did? Residents groups met with officials from the FAA Wednesday to lodge their complaints.

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Funding To Help Buy Wheelchair-Accessible Cabs Entirely Unspent In D.C.

D.C. taxicab companies are required by law to increase their fleet of wheelchair-accessible vehicles, but while many companies miss the deadlines, money to help them make the transition has not been allocated.

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Jet Noise From National Airport Pushes D.C. And Virginia Residents To Sound Off

People who live near the airport's flight path say the busy transportation hub's jet noise is becoming intolerable, and they're asking the federal government to do something about it.

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Virginia Gives More Cushion To Cyclists On The Road; Police Write More Tickets

Police in the commonwealth have been giving out more tickets to motorists who pass bicyclists illegally.

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After Hogan's 'Yes,' Hard Work On Purple Line Begins: Bringing Down The Cost

Leaders in Montgomery and Prince George's counties have received a list of proposed changes to the Purple Line that would bring down the cost of the project. But don't expect any quick decisions on them.
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Montgomery County Looks To Crack Down On Predatory Tow Trucks

Tow truck scammers, beware: Montgomery County is looking to crack down on you.
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Endangered Port Royal, Virginia, Fights To Keep Itself From History's Dustbin

In colonial times, Port Royal, Va. was a thriving port town. Now, it's fighting for its very survival.
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Wheelchair-Accessibility Deadline For Taxis Prompts Threat, Confusion

The D.C. Taxicab Commission is ordering 21 companies to cease all operations by July 15 for failing to meet a deadline to convert at least 6 percent of their fleets to wheelchair-accessible vehicles. But some companies on that list say they weren't required to meet the standard.

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